Maybe I accidentally hit my head recently and maybe as we speak I am living in a hallucinogenic alternate dimension within my own subconscious, but wasn't there a time when Al Pacino was one of the greatest actors of our time?
I mean, the dude was a respected actor, wasn't he? Scarface, Dog Day Afternoon, Scent of a Woman. I even seem to remember him being in a little independent film called THE FUCKING GODFATHER!!!! (although i do believe that in the U.S. release, they dropped the 'fucking' from the title.
Anyway, for the past few months, Mini-Me has been busting my chops to see the Adam Sandler movie Jack and Jill.
You remember that piece of shit film, don't you? It's the movie where Adam Sandler puts on a dress and plays the part of his TWIN SISTER!
Yes, you read that correctly. His SISTER! Do you get it? Adam Sandler is a GUY! And he's dressing up like a GIRL! Holy shit that is some funny stuff! Why hasn't Hollywood ever thought of that idea before???
Anyway, because i am the best dad ever, last weekend we sat down to finally watch this masterpiece.
Holy fuck, i knew it was going to be awful, but the thing is, it's NOT awful.
Honestly, i don't have a word for it. Calling it 'awful' would be an insult for all the fine things in this world that worked hard and busted their ass to attain the title of 'awful'.
This movie leaves me speechless.
And it's not so much because of Adam Sandler. Mr. Sandler has LONG ago proven to me beyond a shadow of a doubt that he can't make a funny movie. So, i wasn't surprised there.
No, what threw me for a fucking loop was the fact that he got AL FUCKING PACINO to star in this movie with him!
I still can't wrap my head around it, but let me summarize the movie in a nutshell for you:
Adam Sandler has a twin sister who is a pain in the ass. Adam, meanwhile, owns an advertising company who is going to lose his business if he can't get Al Pacino to star in his new Dunkin' Donuts commerical, advertising their new coffee, the "Don-Cachino".
I'll fast forward about 84 minutes, and just ruin the whole movie for you by showing you the final 2 minutes.
You ready? Ok, here we go......
Can you believe what you just fucking saw?
Al Pacino. That was Al Pacino.
That's right. That was Michael fucking Corleone singing and dancing, quoting lines from his most famous films, while dancing around with a walking cup of coffee.
I have no words to explain what might have possessed him to do this....
And it's not even the SLIGHTEST bit funny. It's just.... cringe-worthy.
Well played, Mr. Sandler. You have bested me this time. How you managed to sink to this all new, world-record-breaking low still baffles me.
Well played, indeed.